AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 64 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4644 times:
I keep reading threads like this, and never see a plausible reason for JFK-SYD non-stop service. If this route was lacking in service, QF would have extended their SYD-LAX-JFK route to more than 3x a week long ago. There's another current thread on this forum also stating there's a need for this service but without answering if it is a presumed or real need.
I can understand SQ flying EWR-SIN daily non-stop as SQ already developed a successful one-stop service between Singapore and New York, that they continue to operate via a different stopover point once the A345 nonstop was introduced.
JFK-SYD would entail a huge investment in terms of equipment and infrastructure for a route currently unable to support service more than 3x per week.
If there's something in this equation I'm missing, and not just pie in the sky wishing dreams would come true, I would think someone could clearly state the evidence to support a JFK-SYD nonstop and enlighten us all.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16543 posts, RR: 52 Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4290 times:
I could see CO ordering the 777-200LR and operating EWR-Sydney before Qantas or AA, the 777-200LR with it's GE engines are capatible with CO's existing fleet of 777s (AA uses RR power, and Qantas does not even operate the type).
Also CO would be in a position to better serve the route because of their strong EWR hub, before SQ launched their SIN A340-500 flights CO had the worlds longest nonstop EWR-Hong Kong.
If AA were ever to serve Sydney it would not be from JFK, most likely would be DFW, ORD or LAX.
Aerohottie From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 751 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3965 times:
I think QF would operate SYD-AKL-JFK with connecting traffic from MEL and BNE before operating SYD-JFK direct. I was led to believe that the only reason SYD-LAX-JFK was not daily was because of the lack of domestic traffic between LAX-JFK. Operating the flight via AKL would make much more sense.